catching up

Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been feeling uninspired to write lately and the lack of movement where the trailer upgrades are concerned hasn't helped matters. I blame it on the 100° plus weather we're having here in Texas. Thankfully that's all coming to a close and I've got a few things to talk about again.

Yesterday I ordered a new kind of LP tank to replace the one that was stolen. This one won't be stored with the trailer for obvious reasons, but I have a few new ones to add now. I paid $99 for it. It's superior to the steel LP tanks in a couple of ways in that it won't rust, weighs less, and is see-thru! It's due to arrive in another day or two and I look forward to breaking it in this weekend.

I bought a new screen to replace the one over my heat exhaust ports on the trailer. The springs they use to hold them in place last about a year before they give out. I'm thinking now that maybe I shouldn't have and instead made something to replace the springs. I know I can always return it, but I hate back and forth travel for anything more than food.

One of the things that happened recently was losing a hard drive in my laptop. I replaced the hard drive but had to order recovery discs to re-image it. I procrastinated and bought a netbook to use in it's stead. When I finally got around to ordering/receiving them, the discs were damaged. ASUS was kind enough to overnight a new set to me which will arrive today. I'm hoping these will work and I can get my old laptop back up in time for the trip. The netbook, although very handy, is too small and murder on my eyes. Getting old sucks this way and I know I'll break it in half if I have to use it much longer.

Next week I have a trip to New Mexico where I'll get a chance to meet a few full timers in person. I'm very much looking forward to the trip and meeting some of my fellow bloggers in person. More on this later.


  1. I love the new propane tank! Adding that to my wanted list.

    I bought a netbook last year. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Love it's lightness and battery life. Hate the hardship on the eyes and the volume (or lack of)

    I soooooooooo wish i was joining you in NM! I know you'll have an awesome time and am looking forward to the stories!

  2. Thanks! The brand/link is www.litecylinder.com.

    I'm going to give the netbook to my mom so she has something portable to use.

    I wish you could too! RTR II is only 3 months away and we'll get to meet and hang out there for sure!